The chairman, board of director, Victoria University, Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia, says the increasing education demand exhibited by the growing number of students can only be solved by institutions putting up high standard infrastructure that will enable modern-day learning.
The businessman, speaking at a webinar organized by Victoria University on Thursday 18th November 2020 with the theme” The Journey and Future of Victoria University,” explained that education is the right and necessary tool that can add value to society. He then said that for this to happen, there is a need for the right investment to be made.
He said when The Ruparelia Foundation ventured in the education sector they created an environment where students, lecturers can exercise their expertise in a high standard infrastructure to serve the growing demand of students in Uganda.
“We ventured in the education sector to add value to society. I believe the sector need to create a system that will combine 3 aspects in the system including the teaching fraternity, students, and the infrastructure in an environment for them to practice their expertise” he said
Sudhir highlighted the importance of having a university campus in the middle of the city which he said keeps student exposed to the centre of urban environment. He added that if coupled with another campus outside the city can integrate and coordinate with a much bigger facility outside the city which he said is part of the plan of Victoria University.
“Like other countries abroad, university campuses are in an environment of the central town. This integrates with the campus outside the city. Our next step is to put a big campus. This is working for us” he said.
Under the Ruparelia Group, Sudhir has heavily invested in the education at all levels- he owns Kampala Parents’ School, the leading private primary school, Kampala International School Ugandan the leading international school, Delhi Public School International and Victoria University, the fastest growing private university in the country.
He said through Ruparelia Foundation, apart from supporting the social wellbeing of education, they are also into charity activities including orphanages, donations to religious bodies, the unprivileged and others.
Other speakers at the webinar included the Acting Vice Chancellor and Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs, Dr Lawrence Mugagga, and Rebecca Ssubi an Alumni of Victoria University.
With four functioning faculties - Business And Management, Health Science, Humanities And Social Science and Science And Technology - Victoria University is emerging as the university of choice for a modern learning.
The university has invested in the right tools and technology to deliver on its mandate as a research driven university. It usually with the community to come with evidence based study solutions that give learners hands on learning experience that make them employable and job creators.